Mars

Mars’ invisible auroras come to life in new NASA animation

The sky on Mars has a wind of ultraviolet light that pulses as it moves across the red planet. This…

NASA’s Mars Rover blasts off on ULA rocket for mission to the red planet

The summer of worldwide Mars missions saved the best for last with the successful launch of NASA's most advanced rover…

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover rolls to launch pad, ready to search for ancient life

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is ready for launch after completing a half-mile journey from the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vertical…

NASA Mars rover completes preflight checks ahead of this week’s launch

NASA's Perseverance rover headed for Mars this week officially cleared all required Flight Readiness Reviews, pushing the mission one step…

NASA’s Mars rover loaded up with nuclear power ahead of next week’s launch

NASA's Perseverance rover destined for Mars next week has completed another step in preparation for launch - installation, and activation…

NASA set for upcoming Mars mission to seek signs of ancient life on the red planet

Just three weeks ahead of liftoff, NASA and launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced that NASA's Mars 2020 rover,…

NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars has fun summer travel plans

Humans stuck on Earth may have had to rearrange some of their summer vacations this year, but on Mars, NASA's…

SpaceX sets target on rapid Starship development as Mars gains focus

On May 30, SpaceX did something no other private company has: launch astronauts on its own rocket to the International…

Famous Mars meteorite discovered with interesting, new organics

Scientists are looking at Mars in a whole new way. That's because a new analysis of a famous piece of…

China completes test flight of new spacecraft that resembles SpaceX Crew Dragon

China's new uncrewed spacecraft successfully landed back on Earth on Friday, May 8, following a three-day mission. It touched down…

NASA’s Mars rover engineers face their new big challenge: Working from home

It's no surprise that millions of people have been forced to leave their offices and work remotely and separated from…

NASA gears up Mars rover for perfect 20/20 ‘SuperCam’ vision ahead of mission to red planet

NASA engineers are busy preparing the agency's next Mars rover for its upcoming journey to the red planet. The six-wheeled…

United Arab Emirates enters Mars race with plans for summer mission

If all goes as planned, NASA's Perseverance Mars rover will not be the only spacecraft headed to the red planet…

Meteorites give new insights into Martian water

Mars is a dry, desert world devoid of any life (that we know of). But once upon a time, that…

NASA’s Mars helicopter is ready for launch

NASA's next Mars rover, recently dubbed Perseverance, is currently undergoing launch preparations at its launch site, the agency's Kennedy Space…

Future Mars astronauts’ diet will likely include space lettuce

Elon Musk wants to send a million people to Mars, and we would love to see that happen sooner rather…

Europe postpones Mars mission over ExoMars rover issue and Coronavirus

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced that its ExoMars rover would not fly this year. The mission, a collaboration with…

Elon Musk on humans in Mars before he dies, urges faster pace of progress

Elon Musk has a major goal: to get humanity to Mars before he dies. A lofty goal that he reiterated…

NASA’s Curiosity rover discovers interesting Martian organics

NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on the red planet, tasked with one major goal: to assess the habitability of Mars.…

NASA’s newest Mars rover gets christened with a ‘strong’ official name

NASA's next Mars rover will depart Earth in July, bound for the red planet. After landing in Feb. of next…